He came to Alabama as an outsider, a Florida State transfer looking for a fresh start.
Crimson Tide quarterback Jacob Coker has been re-writing his story all season, and Saturday will add a new chapter. The senior guided Alabama to a 29-13 win over Auburn at Jordan-Hare Stadium in the Iron Bowl.
— BamaVideo (@BamaVideo_) November 28, 2015
Coker completed 17 of 26 passes (65.4 percent) for 179 yards with one touchdown and no turnovers. He avoided sacks, totaling 13 rushing yards on three carries. Coker targeted both ArDarius Stewart and Calvin Ridley, with Stewart bringing in a 34-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. His athleticism created a big play in Coker’s ability to avoid both defensive ends Carl Lawson and Byron Cowart, resulting in his aerial strike to Stewart in the end zone. Coker now has 2,285 passing yards and 15 touchdowns this season.
Regardless of a few questionable throws, Coker seemed to bounce back with an on target pass when Alabama needed it. He becomes the fifth quarterback under Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban to defeat Auburn.
Coker and Alabama will face Florida next week for a Southeastern Conference title in Atlanta.